ADEN, Yemen, At least six Yemenis, including three children, were killed on Saturday, in a bombardment that targeted their vehicle in the southern province of al-Dhalea, a security official said.
The security source, said that, a car belonging to a citizen named Ali Maarshi was bombarded, while travelling on a sub-road in Qatabah district, west of al-Dhalea, 245 km south of the country's capital, Sanaa.
He said that the unidentified bombardment led to the killing of six civilians, including three children, and completely destroying their vehicle.
Residents rushed to the site and recovered the victims, but some of their bodies were torn apart, the source said.
The area where the bombardment took place was a front-line of military confrontations, between pro-government forces and the Houthi fighters, he added.
The Houthis accused the Saudi Arabia-led coalition of targeting the civilian vehicle in al-Dhalea, according to the Houthi-affiliated Masirah television network.
Over the past days, the Houthi rebels continued to achieve rapid military progress into Yemen's southern provinces, following fierce battles with the Saudi-backed government forces.
The areas in the north and west of al-Dhalea have been witnessing continuous fighting between government forces and Houthi fighters for nearly four years.
Source: NAM News Network